For my brother's 24th Birthday we celebrated by making a large batch of Mojito. Well - for the true Mojitoists, this may be a bastardized version but it sure resembles a Mojito and tastes like one too.
To the bottom of the large jar we added about 6 limes and four lemons that were rinsed well.
We made some simple syrup with a mix of sugars including organic raw cane sugar, brown sugar and turbinado sugar. Equal parts of sugar and boiling water - stir to dissolve and let rest to cool. The addition of the molasses element was really a nice touch and something that you could really taste in the overall cocktail.
Here's my brother crushing the lemons, limes and mint together. After this step, the syrup was added.
Now for the fun part...
We used 10 Cane Rum as our rum for the evening. It is actually a tasty rum with great flavor and its not too expensive for a bastardization like the concoction we are making tonight.
After we tasted the mixture, we decided that it was not strong enough and we didn't achieve the yield we were looking for to maximize the effect of this batch of magic on our crowd.
I scurried through the liquor shelves in search of a savior and found a bottle of Cachaca (kah-cha-sa) that my friend Omri brought back with him from a trip to Brazil a while ago. With the addition of the Cachaca, we now had the volume of magic that we were looking for and now the party could get started.
Once that was done - we added enough ice to the magic and it was ready to serve!
Now for the party...